Help stop child abuse/domestic violence
By Kimberly Parker
Research demonstrates that homelessness is highly correlated with child abuse and domestic violence.
“Domestic violence creates vulnerability to homelessness for women and children with limited economic resources. Among mothers with children experiencing homelessness, more than 80 percent had previously experienced domestic violence,” states research from the National Center for Children in Poverty.
The Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies estimates that over 15.5 million children in the U.S. are exposed annually to adult intimate partner or domestic violence at home, with young children making up the majority of exposed youth among families who seek police involvement for domestic violence or abuse. Often the victimized parent must leave the home quickly with the children to avoid further abuse and exposure.